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29 November 2021

Kids go free this December

This December we have a fantastic offer to help you get in the festive mood! For every adult admission purchased you will receive ...

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26 November 2021

Feel Festive at Belfast Zoo

Over two weekends in December, visitors will notice a touch of magic in the air at Belfast Zoo as we get into the festive spirit f...

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22 November 2021

Belfast Zoo achieves a silver Green Tourism Award

We have been awarded a silver Green Tourism accreditation in recognition of our sustainable practices within the zoo!

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Conservation and history

History of the zoo

Learn about our history, when we opened, and recent developments.

Our history
The role of a modern zoo

Zoos were first created as private collections, or menageries but their aims and objectives have changed greatly.

Our role
Breeding programmes

Good zoos are more than simply a place to see animals. We play a vital role in the conservation of species at risk.

Our breeding programmes
Supported conservation projects

More species are facing extinction than ever before. We have a responsibility to ensure their survival.

Our supported projects

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